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Ideal laptops for ubuntu

Please suggest. Ideal laptops for ubuntu ?
I heard ASUS laptops got touchpad & screen brightness problems in Ubuntu 14.04. is it true ?
(actually planning to buy this ASUS X450LN -corei5,1.6Ghz processor,8GB RAM,1T HardDisk)
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I always hear Lenovo laptops work best with Ubuntu. I had a Lenovo Thinkpad that ran Ubuntu and it ran perfectly. I've tried using Ubuntu on other computers, but there are always horrible issues (usually with sound). ..
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Oftentimes it's a specific model or product line of laptop manufacturers that become Linux problematic.

I've always been lucky installing on Acer Aspire, HP Pavilion, Dell Inspiron, and Thinkpad. My only issues were always related to Broadcom Wifi proprietary drivers and, in some instances, Nvidia or ATI/AMD gpus needing not being able to run proprietary drivers. ..
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Some work well, and some are a pain in the rear trying to find the correct drivers to make things work. If the everything you need works w/o problems, then it's probably an OK system. The Toshiba didn't seem to have any problems, wireless works, wired works, has USB3.0 and that even works to boot from, DVD writer and reader (and CD). Came with a Terabyte hard drive. Only has 3 USB Ports (2 USB2 and 1 USB3). Battery life reasonable (especially compared to the previous Laptop with the dead battery). It's the standard "your mileage may vary". ..
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